TIGA Secures Exhibitor Funding for Game Connection



TIGA, in partnership with the UK Trade and Investment’s (UKTI) Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP), is offering grants of £1,000 for eligible businesses who wish to attend Game Connection 2011.

Game Connection Europe will take place on December 6-8, 2011 in Paris. Come along to interact with over 1,000 attendees arriving from all over the world, attend state-of-the-art sessions given by experts, benefit from an in depth approach from speakers, attend workshops to improve your knowledge and skills, put your company under the spotlight, get a sneak peek at the latest trends and creativity, improve your skills in one-day courses and learn from the best video game professionals.

The funding applies to any eligible games business wishing to exhibit, including both TIGA members and non-TIGA members.  Any interested company must make an application no later than October 7th. Please send your application form to vanessa@tiga.org to save £1,000.

Dr Richard Wilson, CEO of TIGA, said:

“Game Connection Europe provides an important opportunity for UK game developers/developer publishers to do business. TIGA is delighted therefore to be able to offer, courtesy of UKTI’s TAP, funding for eligible games businesses that wish to exhibit at the tradeshow. We hope that as many games businesses as possible will take this opportunity to save £1,000 on exhibition costs.”


TIGA is the trade association representing the UK’s games industry. The majority of our members are either independent games developers or in-house publisher owned developers. We also have games publishers, outsourcing companies, technology businesses and universities amongst our membership. TIGA was awarded ‘Trade Association of the Year’ and the ‘Member Recruitment Award’ at the Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards 2010.  In 2011, TIGA won a further four awards at the Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards, including ‘Trade Association of the Year’ for the second consecutive year.  TIGA has been voted a finalist in the CMI Management and Leadership Awards 2011 in the ‘Outstanding Organisation (SME)’ category. Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO, has been voted a finalist in the ‘Outstanding Leader’ category.  TIGA was also  named as a finalist in the 2010 Chartered Management Institute (CMI) National Management and Leadership Awards in the category of ‘The Outstanding Organisation of the Year Award (SME)’. TIGA is an ‘Investors in People’ accredited organisation.

TIGA is the trade association representing the UK’s games industry.  Our vision is to make the UK the best place in the world to do games business. Our mission is to fight for the interests of game developers. To achieve our vision and mission we focus on the delivery of three strategic objectives: effective political representation, profile raising and helping our members commercially. This means that TIGA members are effectively represented in the corridors of power, their voice is heard in the media and they receive benefits that make a material difference to their businesses, including a reduction in costs and improved commercial opportunities.

For further information, please contact Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO on: 07875 939 643, or email richard.wilson@tiga.org .


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